Lin-Manuel Miranda Drops "Dope" New Hamilton Song About Benjamin Franklin

Tony winner treats his fans to a creative new track in time for the holidays

By Natasha Lubczenko Dec 15, 2017 10:20 PMTags

Lin-Manuel Miranda has a whole lot of "dope new s--t" to share with us!   

The creator of the Broadway hit Hamilton just dropped a new song—which he's referring to as a #HAMILDROP—to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the praised Hamilton Mixtape.

The Tony-winning playwright teamed up with indie rock band The Decembrists to create "Ben Franklin's Song" which tells the story of the famous inventor who continually asks listeners: "Do you know who the f--k I am?"

The song, penned by Miranda and set to music by the band, is the first of apparently many more #Hamildrops to come.

"So today, we begin THE HAMILDROPS," wrote Miranda to his Twitter followers. "We're gonna drop some new Hamilton content, every month, December NOW through December 2018."

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Although Miranda promised his fans a second round of mixtape magic, which originally featured adaptations of the musical's numbers by some of today's biggest stars, he said that nothing could compare to the original.

"I know I promised you a Hamilton Mixtape Vol. 2, but nothing's gonna match those songs in that order, beautifully sequenced by @jperiodBK, at that moment in December 2016," he wrote as a part of his "tweetstorm."

Well, mixtape or not, we'll take Hamilton content in whatever form we can get it. The first #Hamildrop is out now, download or play here.